Category Archives: Depression

The Impact of Living Alone on Your Mental Health

In a recent study that was published in PLOS ONE Journal, researchers looked at the links between mental health and living by yourself. According to this study, living by yourself is linked to many common psychiatric issues including anxiety, mood disorders, and substance abuse issues. These are conditions that about one-third of people will face… Read more »

Coping After a Loss: Grief and Change

Death is inevitable. Unfortunately, knowing that death comes to us all does not make losing a loved one any easier. Grief is a completely normal emotion, although a difficult one for many to endure. For four decades, doctors have described grief in five stages - denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. However, you will be… Read more »

National Suicide Prevention Month

September is National Suicide Prevention Month which means we must bring attention to an incredibly important cause. In order to save the life of an at-risk individual, it is vital to recognize the symptoms and warning signs. Understanding the risks is the first step to preventing a suicide and aiding a loved one in getting… Read more »

Depression – Defeating the Social Stigma

“I am so depressed!” This statement is used so often that we have become desensitized to its seriousness. Every one of us feels sad at times. When we are dealing with the loss of a loved one or common everyday struggles, we can feel overwhelmed, hopeless and alone but sometimes these feelings can become far… Read more »

Understanding Depression: What is Postpartum Depression?

The baby blues are no joking matter, and women worldwide know this if they have experienced the effects of postpartum depression (PPD) after giving birth. Hormonal and chemical changes, combined with a ton of physical changes, can leave mom feeling moody and overwhelmed, which is normal after childbirth but may be discouraging and cause a… Read more »